First Self Initiated Project
Illustration & Visual Media
As my working hours in my internship stabilises, I looked to find other projects and/or competitions to get me more involved in furthering my practice as an illustrator/printmaker. Towards the end of last year, I had found a graphic novel competition, by the name of LDComics awards 2020, where the deadline was towards the end of January, and I preceded to give this competition a go as part of a SIP.
For this self-initiated project (SIP), I plan to create an original comic zine for the Ladies Do Comics (LDComics) Awards 2020. What I hope to achieve in this project is to try my hand at making a comic from scratch and to experiment with how I narrate a story by combining it with printmaking techniques as well.
The story I am planning for this project is to make a collection of short stories from students recollecting moments they remember of the experiences in university. I want the story to be relatable to audiences who are currently in or recently graduated from university. This comic aims to show experiences in a time of growth and transition to “adulthood”.
How I would approach this competition is that I will be drafting and outlining the stories that I had experienced in my university life so far, along with other students who had shared their experiences with me via an online survey that I had made for this purpose. On the days that I am not working in ISCA, I will be working on this comic for the three weeks that I have before the online submission of the competition, and after that will be focusing on printing out a copy for the physical submission.
For this project, I also want to add some printmaking techniques to the comic. However, I do not think that I will be able to finish all the prints in time, so I am hoping to have 1 ready for the submission, and will be adding a small note at the end of the zine of how I envision the finished product to look like.
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